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OPA opens more sectors to Industrial Electricity Incentive eligibility

New sectors include greenhouses, refrigerated warehousing and data processing; manufacturing remains eligible.


TORONTO — The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has opened eligibility for more Ontario sectors under stream 3 of the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) program, including greenhouses, refrigerated warehousing and data processing.

Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction, and manufacturing companies continue to be eligible

The OPA says the IEI is meant to help eligible companies reduce electricity costs and assist in the management of electricity demand.

“Expanding these industrial incentives will reduce electricity system costs by better using our available power and help support a dynamic and innovative climate for business to thrive, grow and create jobs,” said Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s minister of energy.

The OPA expects to finalize the development of Stream 3 by September, accept applications between September and November, and offer contracts by the end of 2014.

Find the complete list of eligible industry codes from the North American Industry Classification System here.

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